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This is for Vicki’s Dare to Get Dirty Challenge on Splitcoast today. The details are HERE, but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member…it’s easy, just click to find out how. 

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To make my card, I sprinkled some Brushos water color crystals onto water color paper & spritzed it with water. I didn’t use too much water & I did the greens/blues after the orange/pinks/reds had mostly dried to keep the colors from getting muddy. I added a bit more color on the roses using Tombow (water based) markers then stamped the word & die cut the flowers panel. I added a slightly larger label behind it then put it back on the large background. I had another water colored panel I die cut w/ the Flourished Star Pattern die (love that tiny pierced edge!) so I used it for the largest layer. The seam ribbon bow was colored to match & a few gems were sprinkled on.

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –Fragrance,  (inside) Home Sweet Home,
Paper:  water color
Ink:   Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternVintage Flourish Pattern,  Vintage Label dies,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies, Tombow markers, Brushos water color crystals, seam ribbon, mini bowdabra, crystals


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Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread designs March release! Such beautiful images, perfect dies & gorgeous paper for spring & Easter!
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For my Easter basket card, I started with a piece of the beautiful Shabby Rose paper. I wanted a tone on tone sort of look so I kept the colors soft. The Victorian velvet ink is a good match for the paper & I only used a couple of Copics to color in my basket. Since generally, Copics & heat embossing don’t go together (the markers tend to “melt” the embossing), I had to go about it a little differently. I could have used water color paper & water based markers, but the texture of w/c paper doesn’t allow for smooth embossing. So here are a couple of pictures showing my work around for this conundrum. (Click to make any picture larger.)
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First, I stamped the basket w/ the Victorian velvet ink and used the two colors of Copics shown to lightly color it in. It looks pretty good like this…a no line coloring sort of look. But I really wanted it white embossed. So I used a stamp positioner to line it up again, stamped it with white pigment ink and heat embossed with white powder, as shown below.
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As you can see, the colors go with the paper just perfectly! I fussy cut the basket, stamped some of the eggs w/ the same Distress ink & die cut them with the matching dies. I added a die cut greeting and some white grass in and behind the basket. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 & here’s a look at the inside.

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Blessed EasterBasket of Blessings
Paper:  Neenah white, dp (ODBD Shabby Rose paper collection)
Ink: Distress ink Victorian velvet, Colorbox frost white pigment 
Accessories:  ODBD Vintage Flourish PatternFlourished Star patternGrass Border,Eggs dies, white detail embossing powder, Copic markers, sheer ribbon, mini bowdabra

Please be sure to stop by all the DT blogs for more Spring & Easter inspiration!

Julie * Cathy * Lori * Dawn * Sandee * Wanda

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Today we are taking another look at the Our Daily Bread designs September release! The images and doily dies are well…to die for! Vintage is not a style I use very often, but these lovely antique dress form images just scream vintage. 

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After stamping and coloring the Victoria dress form, I die cut it using the Antique Labels die, left the die in place and sponged on some antique linen ink. The Doily die was cut out of black and added behind the dress form. On the ivory panel underneath it on the left, I stamped the Birthday Doily image using the spun sugar ink.  The designer paper on right was much paler to begin with, but I added more color to the flowers and also stamped the Elizabeth dress form with the tattered rose ink randomly all over it. 

I finished w/ some half pearls in different sizes and a seam ribbon bow I also colored with Copics to match. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs Victoria, Elizabeth, Birthday Doily
Paper:  white, dp (Prima – Almanac), black, ivory
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress ink tattered rose, spun sugar, antique linen, vintage photo
Accessories: ODBD Doily dies, ODBD Antique Labels & Borders dies,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, Copic markers, half pearls, seam ribbon, mini bowdabra

 Please stop by and visit all of the DT for more inspiration!

Chris * Grace * Julie * Cathy * Lori Sandee * 

Dawn * Paula * Stacy * Wanda


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